Archived News for Engineering Professionals - April, 2023
A legion of retired US military leaders have picked up work as consultants to Australia’s Navy.
Military billions outlined
The Albanese government has committed $3.8 billion to strengthen the country’s northern defences as part of a new response to the threat posed by China.
Big deal for Gatto-linked firm
A company owned by the daughter of Australian underworld figure Mick Gatto has won a $222 million road upgrade project from the Victorian government.
Gold sheets improve implants
A thin, flexible gold sensor has the potential to unlock the next generation of implantable medical devices.
Liquid metal circuits tested
A new metallic coating can repair itself, repel dangerous bacteria and even monitor a person’s heart.
New tech for water splits
The rise of hydrogen as an important future renewable energy source is accelerating – and South Australian researchers have taken a step forwards in understanding the stability of photocatalysts for water splitting to improve potential production methods.
Porter fund coming
Victoria has pledged to pay out approximately $15 million to affected by the Porter Davis collapse ...
Whitehaven goes for smaller digs
Whitehaven Coal has announced a $150 million investment in a smaller version of its Vickery project ...
Defence fix detailed
A new review has found Australia’s Defence Force is no longer “fit for purpose”.
IEA backs efforts
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recognised the Albanese government's commitment to ...
Liddell closure looms
The Liddell Power Station, which has supplied electricity to New South Wales (NSW) for more than 50 years, will retire this week.
Study plots green shift
Experts say Australia will need to triple the National Electricity Market’s power capacity by 2030 to be on track for net zero by 2050.
Sydney sees driverless journey
A high-tech journey could signal a new age of train transport in NSW.
EV plan lands
The Albanese government has launched its electric vehicle (EV) strategy, aimed at eliminating barriers to EV adoption.
Green money urges change
A group of clean energy investors, including BlackRock, Macquarie, Snowy Hydro and Squadron Energy, are pushing for coal-fired power to be phased out faster.
NT releases gas report
The NT Government says a decision on the future of the fracking industry is just weeks away.
Sun sets on German stations
Germany is shutting down its last three nuclear reactors, ending six decades of nuclear power as a key part of the country's energy mix.
Air crash case ends
Airbus and Air France have been cleared of involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 228 people in 2009.
BHP buyout backed
Australian mining giant BHP says it has received approval for its $9.6 billion takeover of OZ Minerals.